Saturday, December 16, 2017

Advocacy

Initial premise of the Autonomous Women's Center is that policies, in order to fight against violence against women, at the local and national level should be consistent with international standards and good practices in this field. In accordance with the strategic goals, that the Convention of the United Nations and the Council of Europe should be implemented well by the state and that in the process of joining the European Union we must respect the human rights of women, Autonomous Women's Center consistently monitors the implementation of and advocates for a comprehensive, coherent, relevant, specific, efficient and effective national policies against violence against women.

Since 2008, Autonomous Women's Center regularly monitors the execution of the budget of the Gender Equality Directorate at the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, as the competent body in the Republic of Serbia to improve the status of women and promote gender equality. Consumption of budget funds of the Directorate is still below 50%.